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Latino Programs & Services Annual Awards

Latino Programs and Services honors the many accomplishments students have achieved personally, professionally, and academically every year. In an effort to provide a broader opportunity for recognition, Latino Programs & Services established an annual awards program honoring Latinx/a/o students through their scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Awards are presented at the annual Latinx Graduation & Achievement Reception.

Self-nominations and nominations from student peers, faculty, and staff are all accepted. Deadline for nominations is midnight of March 31, 2021.

Outstanding Student of the Year Award

Presented by Latino Programs and Services

Awarded to students who have excelled in one of the following areas: scholarship, community, leadership, and advocacy. Open to all currently enrolled students at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Scholarship – Honorees show a model for knowledge and academic achievement, striving to learn and discover more.
  • Community – Honorees show a model for compassion, striving to make a difference in their community through service and passionate actions for others.
  • Leadership – Honorees show a model for servant leadership, striving to collaborate and promote growth and well-being for their community.
  • Advocacy – Honorees show a model for intentional action, striving to build and support environments through inclusive, equitable, and socially just practices. 

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Somos Oklahoma Achievement Award

Presented by Latino Programs and Services

The Somos Oklahoma Achievement Award honors a student who embodies the highest ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, and service and whose commitment has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Latinx community. Open to currently enrolled Juniors and Seniors.

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Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year

Presented by Latinx Coalition of Faculty and Staff

The Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award honors a graduate student who has excelled in advocating, promoting, mentoring, and engaging with the Latinx community. Open to currently enrolled graduate students at the University of Oklahoma.

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Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award

Presented by Latinx Coalition of Faculty and Staff

The Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award honors a graduate student who has excelled in advocating, promoting, mentoring, and engaging with the Latinx community. Open to currently employed faculty members at the University of Oklahoma.

Submit Nomination Here

Outstanding Staff of the Year Award

Presented by Latinx Coalition of Faculty and Staff

The Outstanding Staff of the Year Award honors a staff member who has excelled in advocating, promoting, mentoring, and engaging with the Latinx community. Open to currently employed staff members at the University of Oklahoma.

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For any questions regarding awards, please contact Juan Cabrera at juancabrera@ou.edu.